Closing the Digital Divide – Seven things you need to get right in order to take advantage of the digitised supply chain. More than ever before, commerce today relies upon close collaboration between businesses at all stages of the supply chain. This enables suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and ultimately customers to benefit from a boost in performance, reduced time-to-market and lower costs. Ultimately this means bigger profits, but it also gives…Read More
Webinar – The Importance of APIs and Securing the Value Chain.
W3Partnership would like to invite you to our forthcoming webinar, “The Importance of APIs and Securing the Value Chain”. Our Speakers Marcus Langford – Chief Operating Officer of W3Partnership, who are Digital Integration specialist having delivered numerous Integration projects to the Retail, Industrial and Government Sectors. Andrew Howarth – UK Sales Lead for the IBM API Economy. Andrew has 20 years’ experience within IBM and a strong understanding of what…Read More
Integration Platforms for the Government Sector 2016 Report
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The Importance of Value Chains and API’s
Flexibility within a Value Chain is essential. Increasing global competition, accelerating technological change and expanding customer expectation are creating a turbulent environment. Today organisations source supplies and products from around the world and the need for flexibility as they choose the appropriate supplier are essential. Flexibility enables organisations to cope with change in a timely manner. By adopting an API lead approach an organisation optimises flexibility allowing it to adapt…Read More
The Value Chain and Your Data
APIs add value to a business. They facilitate exposing the value in one organisations data to be re-used in another organisations applications to benefit the Value Chain. An API is a powerful connection between a wide variety of business assets; systems, partners, suppliers, and customers. By creating re-usable APIs, organisations take advantage of the API economy. To benefit from this economy, you must implement a platform that can develop, organise,…Read More
Chaos or Calm in the Value Chain?
Having determined that APIs play a major role in your organisations Value Chain it is important that a structure is put in place that can fully manage this strategy. APIs need to be managed; versioned and secured. If you want to meet the demands of your organisation. You will want to make sure that duplication of effort is avoided by being able to search available APIs. You will probably want…Read More
Building Bridges to Digital Islands
Collaborative working relationships are the reality for any industry. By building closer partnerships up and down the supply chain with suppliers, distributors and customers, organisations improve performance, reduce time-to-market and costs, thus improving profit, providing room to innovative. Your suppliers, partners and customers are all critical to your business success and profitability. They require immediate and secure access to relevant data to help them make important decisions on your behalf, to maintain…Read More
APIS, multi-tiered application architecture and Microservices- An Investigation
Author: John Ormerod Date: August 2016 Contents Introduction 3 What is the Problem? 3 Case Study 4 What is a Multi-tier Architecture? 5 Why is a multi-tier architecture so effective? 6 What is a Microservice? 8 Why Use Microservices? 8 Monolithic applications 8 Characteristics of a Microservice 9 How do Microservices and a Multi-tiered Architecture Fit Together? 9 Re-use and Change when using an API-led Tiered Architecture…Read More
Unlocking data to provide customer insights
Information has always been key to understanding customers. In the days before information technology this manifested itself in the business owner knowing his or her clients and their tastes, asking after their children and generally building a positive relationship. In the information age things are, perhaps, a little more removed, but businesses have the potential to know more about their customers than ever before. Every transaction leaves a trail and…Read More
Bourne or Bond. Which one are you in the API world?
The two best known spy film genres are Jason Bourne and James Bond. The two on the face of it do a very similar job, but the way they go about it are subtly different. James Bond is suave, sophisticated, independent. Yet if you drill a little deeper, James is very dependent on the whole of MI6 to deliver his service. After all where would 007 be without Q &…Read More